• Were you told to stop having alcoholic beverages a week before surgery?

    Asked by Cheryl2 on Friday, August 17, 2012

    Were you told to stop having alcoholic beverages a week before surgery?

    I was only told none the day before. I am 4 days out and just found out that I should have stopped a week before. What problems might this cause?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Alcohol can also have a negative impact on wound healing, so if you are a regular drinker, you may want to continue abstaining for a least a couple of weeks after surgery.

      almost 9 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar
      Cheryl2

      Carol, I actually asked the RN if wine was a clear liquid and she said yes, but don't have it the day before surgery. Anyway it will be 4 days of abstaining before my surgery. I googled my question and found answers from 2 days to 2 weeks, so guess it depends on the hospital or surgeon what they recommend.

      almost 9 years ago
    • TheEvilyn8's Avatar
      TheEvilyn8

      From what I understand its definitely safer to stop drinking alcohol once you get diagnosed and during chemo and radiation. As CarolLHRN mentions, blood platelets go bye bye during cancer treatments. Good luck and FIGHT"S ON!

      almost 9 years ago

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